Fierstein’s TORCH SONG Kicks Off NKU’s Theatre & Dance Season

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Photo by Michael Hatton.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts presents Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG as the start of their 21/22 Theatre + Dance academic season. TORCH SONG will run Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2021 at NKU’s Stauss Theatre. TORCH SONG is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

  • What: “Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein
  • When: Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2021
  • Where: NKU Stauss Theatre
  • Tickets:

TORCH SONG is the two-act revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy. The life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City, is dramatized over the span of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Told with a friendly, human voice, Torch Song follows Arnold’s odyssey to find happiness in New York. Along the way, Arnold experiences love, loss, and misadventure. A visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

The NKU cast features Gabriela Barbosa Paul, Alec Harrison, Emily Hilbrecht, Nick Rohr, Evan Rogers, and Jayvon Shack; understudies are Linnzie Hays and Elizabeth J. McClure. The show is directed by Michael Hatton. The Music Director is Damon Stevens. The Stage Manager is Alyssa Taylor and Assistant Stage Managers are Julie Fellinger and Savanah Scott.

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About NKU:  Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit


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